How to Cook Bicol Express


How to Cook Bicol Express


  • 1 kg pork belly cut into cubes
  • 1 cup finger chilies siling haba, sliced
  • 1 cup string beans cut into 2-inch pcs
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 pc onion sliced
  • 4 pcs red chili peppers chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger sliced
  • 2 tbsp shrimp paste alamang
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream kakang gata
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil


  • n a preheated pan, heat cooking oil.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and onion. Sauté until fragrant.
  • Add pork. Cook while stirring occasionally until light brown.
  • Add shrimp paste. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk, water, and red chili peppers. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until pork is tender.
  • Add the coconut cream and simmer until the liquid thickens.
  • Add string beans and finger chilies. Cook while stirring regularly for about 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve while hot with steamed rice. Enjoy your Bicol Express!

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